St. Vincent Double Song Review

St. Vincent

“Birth in Reverse” / “Digital Witness”

St. Vincent Double Song Review

Over the last five years, Texas guitaress  Annie Clark aka St. Vincent has had as dynamic of a stretch as any artist. In 2009, she released her beautiful and eerie sophomore album Actor, followed in 2011 by Strange Mercy, my favorite album of that year, and a creative guitar pop masterpiece. In 2012, St. Vincent was not only our favorite live performer of the year, but she hooked up with another one of our favorites, the Talking Heads’ David Byrne, for the wonderfully funky Love This Giant which also landed on our best albums of 2012. After a year of touring a beautifully synchronized and horn-laden show with David Byrne in 2013, St. Vincent is due in 2014 to release her fifth album, a self-titled release that appears to be taking some notes from her time with David Byrne.   So like I did in 2012 with the first two singles off Love This Giant, here is a double-song review of the first two singles off her upcoming self-titled album, “Birth in Reverse” and “Digital Witness”.
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Top Ten Thursday: Bonnaroo’s Best Acts

Best Acts of Bonnaroo 2012

Our Bonnaroo coverage continues, and Todd and I are still feeling the Bonnaroo hangover so to speak – longing to be dehydrated, sun-poisoned, and soaking in hours upon hours of excellent music. Since we can’t seem to get our minds off of Roo, without further ado, here are our ten favorite acts from Bonnaroo 2012.
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St. Vincent Review: Strange Mercy

St. Vincent

Strange Mercy

Judging on looks alone, Annie Clark looks about as fierce as a mouse. Clark, who goes by the musical moniker St. Vincent, is short in stature, with cute, modest features, and the sort of sweet curly black hair that brings to mind a more innocent time. But as clichéd as it is, appearances can be deceiving, which couldn’t be more of the case when it comes to Ms. Clark.
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